Pre-College Programs

Drawing for Artists & Designers

Virtual Studio for grades 9-12

The ability to draw is essential for all practicing artists and designers. In Drawing for Artists & Designers, students will learn drawing concepts fundamental to contemporary art and design practice. Our participants will gain knowledge and experience in a variety of approaches, ranging from observational to experimental drawing.

This online class is designed to introduce content synchronously and asynchronously. This format will give students opportunities to get direct feedback from their instructor and time to build their skills and to apply new concepts. Lectures, demonstrations, handouts, and slides will enhance covered material.

Drawing for Artists & Designers meets synchronously online Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:30 pm for a total of twelve sessions.


Asynchronous Programming begins April 26, 2021
Synchronous Programming: May 4 - June 10, 2021 / Tues & Thurs, 4-5:30pm ET


Application Available: February 1, 2021
Early Action Deadline: March 1, 2021
Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

The following materials are required:

  • A portfolio of 5-8 images of your work
  • A 250 word personal statement
  • High school transcript

Participation in Drawing for Artists & Designers costs $165. This program fee covers instructional materials and shipping costs.


Scholarships are available to select students who have been accepted into the program. Students seeking financial assistance for Stamps Pre-College Studios must complete the “Financial Assistance” section of the SlideRoom application with the help of a parent/guardian and provide all required materials. A limited number of full and partial awards will be provided to students who demonstrate need and merit.


Contact us with any questions about our Pre-College programs.